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Are Chemists More Liekey To Get Cancer
Not necessarily: It depends on the chemical and extent of exposure to the chemical. Sodium chloride is a chemical but working with it does not increase risk of cancer. Exposure to benzene is associated with leukemias. Arsenic exposure increases skin cancer, others are: radon, polycyclic hydrocarbons, cadmium - lung cancer, aniline dyes - bladder cancer, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are you burning: your hands all the time?. If it is the result of an occupational hazard; chef, chemist, there are protective gloves on the market. If it is the result of an obsessive compulsion go to a Psychiatrist for treatment. And yes skin cancer can develop where the skin has been badly burned. Take care of your hands. ...Read more
How often do people with cancer get cancer again in a different location, not related to the previous cancer?
Often: Unfortunately, the same factors that may have contributed to developing their first cancer may predispose cancer survivors to others. This may be related to both environmental factors (ie, assn between smoking and many different cancers) or hereditary factors (some cancer syndromes are linked to more than one cancer). In the latter scenario, genetic counseling may be very beneficial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No set answer: However, this is a common age to develop it...And also a perfect age to stop since the risk will continue as long as the person smokes. The reverse of this is that the risk of developing lung cancer goes down significantly after quitting for 5 years and is the same as a non-smoker by 10 years...So now is the time to stop! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 26 with little to no health issues but I am constantly worried that I am going to get cancer or a disease. What can I do to ease my worrying?
See below: A nearly completely list would be far too long for this forum. See these sites for common cancers. For men, prostate, lung, colon, pancreas, lymphoma, leukemia are among the common ones. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/data/men.htm http://www.Cancerresearchuk.Org/cancer-info/cancerstats/incidence/commoncancers/ http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. What are the effects on teenagers that smokes? My friends say "im to young to get cancer, i will not stop now" is that true or just stupid?
You said it: It's stupid. The longer you smoke, the harder it is to stop. While a smoker only has about 1 chance in 6 of getting cancer somewhere from it eventually, smoking will slow a kid down in sports within a few days, and it guarantees a lot less enjoyment of daily life, sex, and just getting around when you're older. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking cancer risk: Smoking is a risk for lung cancer, mouth or throat cancer, heart disease, stroke & many other health problems. Doctors count "pack-years" (packs per day x years smoked) to estimate risk. The latest recommendation is that anyone who has smoked 30+ pack-years (1 pack/day x30 yrs, 2 packs x 15 yrs, etc) have a low-dose ct scan to look for lung cancer. Quitting now will always decrease your risk! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40-50%: It depends what resource you look at but estimates are around 45% for men and about 40% for women that you will get some type of cancer over your lifetime. The variation in numbers is often related to what is exactly included in the definition of cancer (i.e. Invasive disease only or if in situ disease is included as well). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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